TalkSport take overseas cricket rights from BBC

TalkSport take overseas cricket rights from BBC

Image copyright AFP Image caption England’s Mark Stoneman batting against New Zealand in March The BBC has lost the rights to cover England’s upcoming cricket tours of Sri Lanka and the West Indies on radio to commercial broadcaster TalkSport. It is the first time since 2005 that the BBC’s Test Match Special has lost the […]

Iceland to play its first cricket international

Iceland to play its first cricket international

Image copyright Iceland Cricket Image caption This pitch is unlikely to suit fast bowlers, which is just as well given the poor light Iceland’s cricket board has announced that its national team is embarking on a tour in which the country will play its first ever international match. A press release from Krikketsamband Islands (Icelandic […]

IPL matches moved out of Chennai following protests

IPL matches moved out of Chennai following protests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Chennai Super Kings will not play their home games in the city Cricket officials say the southern city of Chennai (formerly Madras) will not host Indian Premier League (IPL) matches due to security concerns. The move comes after protests took place outside the Chepauk stadium during Chennai Super […]

Car keys and black clothing banned from IPL match

Car keys and black clothing banned from IPL match

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The match is expected to draw huge crowds as the Chennai team returns to the Indian Premier League after a two-year break The long list of banned items ahead of a much anticipated cricket game in India’s southern city of Chennai has prompted ridicule online. Car keys, banners, flags, […]

India & Pakistan cricketers in Kashmir spat

India & Pakistan cricketers in Kashmir spat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shahid Afridi, left, and Gautam Gambhir have played many international matches against each other The Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan has now extended to a social media tiff between cricketers. Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi and ex-India opener Gautam Gambhir sparred on Twitter over the restive region that […]

How Australia's cricket scandal stung an incredulous nation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAustralian players Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith admit ball-tampering plan What were they thinking? It’s a simple question that has consumed many Australians since the nation’s cricket team was engulfed in a cheating scandal in South Africa. This weekend, captain Steve Smith said his team’s “leadership group” […]